Saturday, April 21, 2012
On the Shelf
We are entering the Season of Driving and Sitting, also known as "little league" and "swim team". The upside is my reading time gets a huge boost and all that time in the car means I can catch up on podcasts and audio plays. This is what's keeping me company these days:
On the Back Burner: The Odyssey. Since this is a year-long reading project this will be hanging around for a while
On the Shelf: Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I just picked this up yesterday and can't wait to delve into it's creepy, photograph-laden pages. I can't resist digging through piles of old black and white photos at flea markets and antique shops so I have high hopes for a novel that incorporates the creepiest of found images.
On the Nook: Apex Magazine. I'll be honest and admit that I initially subscribed to this magazine as a show of support to new editor Lynne Thomas but I quickly learned that it was a treasure trove of short, amazing bits of fiction and thought-provoking essays. Perfect for between inning reading.
On the iPhone: The Witch From The Well. This audio play from Big Finish is the second in a trilogy featuring Doctor Who's Eighth Doctor and Mary Shelley. Yes, that Mary Shelley. If you've never listened to an audio play I can't recommend them enough. With a full cast of actors and high production values it engages me in ways that audio books can't.
Of course this makes me look like a person who is absolutely terrified of downtime but that's a post for another day. ;-)